Missing Midrand girl found dead

Philasande Ngum’s body was discovered in a veld weeks after she was reported missing.

Philasande Ngum’s body was discovered in a veld in Midrand weeks after she was reported missing.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police confirmed that the body of a young woman discovered in Midrand has been positively identified as 19-year-old Philasande Ngum.

Ngum was reported missing earlier this month when she failed to return home after a trip to the Boulders Shopping Centre.

Her body was discovered in a veld near the Midrand Graduate Institute.

The police's Lungelo Dlamini said, "Her body was identified by the family on Thursday morning. We are investigating the circumstances of her death. We're calling on anyone who might have any information to contact us."